J Forrest - Stanley (Commended for bravery)

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    STANLEY SERGEANT'S BRAVERY AT YPRES. Of the bravery of Sergt. Forrest, of Stanley, during the Ypres battle, Corpl. Craigey, of South Moor, who is home wounded, said that Forrest was in charge of two machine guns under the heaviest of the German fire. Unheeding of the shells which were bursting round him, Sergt. Forrest calmly worked his guns from point to point, and in Corpl. Craigey's own words, "literally mowed whole spaces through the German front that was concentrated on us. They went down like straws before the sickle." He added that Forrest worked at such high tension that he had to leave the gun momentarily. But after he was wounded Corpl. Craigey said, he heard that Forrest continued his gallant work and worked not only his own gallant machine gun, but another also, a feat which deserves the highest commendation. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 8th of June 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16445641018/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 years, 10 months ago
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